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  • Bill banning sale of cosmetics containing microbeads to be proposed

     Bill banning sale of cosmetics containing microbeads to be proposed
    California is lining up to become the largest state to ban the sale of cosmetic products, such as facial scrubs, containing tiny plastic beads that find their way into waterways and the ocean. Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) plans to...
  • Drought may be a fertile topic for GOP candidates

    Drought may be a fertile topic for GOP candidates
    TULARE, Calif.— Signs reading "No Water = No Jobs" line the alfalfa fields and almond orchards along the highway that bisects this region. The weekly "Ag Alert" newsletter records worries about tomato and grape crops, and drought turning dairy...
  • Politics cloud water debate

    Politics cloud water debate
    There are two possible policy outcomes to a severe drought like the one California is experiencing now. One is that the drought focuses the minds of political leaders and water users, prompting them to come together to craft a broad, comprehensive...
  • More gunk spills in West Virginia, turning creek black

    More gunk spills in West Virginia, turning creek black
    State officials in West Virginia were trying Tuesday to contain a coal slurry spill into a creek in the same general area where a toxic chemical spill last month tainted drinking water for 300,000 people in and around the state capital of Charleston....
  • Microbeads ban sought in New York over environmental concerns

    Microbeads ban sought in New York over environmental concerns
    New York aims to be the first state to ban the use of plastic microbeads widely used in cosmetics, such as facial scrubs, after the tiny exfoliating beads have been found in alarming levels in the state's lakes and other waters. Scientists warn that the...
  • Village near Sochi despoiled by Winter Olympics

    Village near Sochi despoiled by Winter Olympics
    SOCHI, Russia — The road to the Olympic Games has been rocky for the 360 or so residents of tiny Akhshtyr, an ancient village not far from Sochi. It also has been long, rutted and piled with construction debris. Once a paradise surrounded by...
  • Desalination could help California -- but only if it's done right

    Desalination could help California -- but only if it's done right
    Californians used to call it earthquake weather, the unseasonably warm, dry, blue-sky days that pushed deep into this year's rainy season. Now we just call it drought. Unfortunately, the state's water resources are at critically low levels (12% of...
  • Letters: Drought-busting starts locally

    Re "Drought offers opportunity," Column, Jan. 20 George Skelton makes many good points in his column on the drought, but in his zeal for building more reservoir storage, he overlooks significant advances in local water supply and management in his...
  • Only now does West Virginia firm say second chemical spilled in river

    Only now does West Virginia firm say second chemical spilled in river
    West Virginia regulators have ordered Freedom Industries to immediately disclose all materials involved in the recent spill that contaminated the water supply of 300,000 people, after the chemical company said there was a second chemical that entered...
  • Water safety threatened by North Carolina coal ash spill, group says

    Water safety threatened by North Carolina coal ash spill, group says
    EDEN, N.C. – An environmental group Thursday challenged Duke Energy’s assurances that drinking water from the Dan River in North Carolina and Virginia remained safe despite a massive spill of toxic coal ash that released a deluge of murky gray...
  • We've come a long way in slaking SoCal's thirst

     We've come a long way in slaking SoCal's thirst
    Given the record dry weather in recent months, it is quite possible that Southern California will receive very little water from Northern California this year. Major reservoirs in the north are far below their normal levels for this time of year, with the...